Cafe Saigon 1975 – a war memorabilia cafe in Ho Chi Minh City

In my quest to visit different cafes in Saigon I’m always looking out for new places in my wanders. One day I found a sign pointing down an alley that stopped my in my tracks. It was for Cafe Saigon 1975. There are some years in history that are indelibly linked to a city; 1066 […]

Where I’m At: August, 2017 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I’m back in the home base after a month on the road, so here is a recap of the month that was. Where I’ve Been Seoul My month began in Seoul, where I […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Bangkok (DMK) to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: AirAsia FD 654 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. I booked it after comparing flights with Skyscanner. There are several airlines flying this route so prices are competitive. In the end I just picked a flight that was in the […]

Where I’m At: July, 2017 – Seoul edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Seoul! At the start of the month Seoul was not even a consideration. I was originally planning to travel to Sapa in Northern Vietnam, and then cross the border to China. I wanted to […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Pacific – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Flight: Jetstar Pacific BL 796 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hanoi (HAN) I flew with Jetstar Pacific from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. This is a competitive route with several airlines flying every hour of the day, so it is reasonably easy to find a good deal. I searched for flights with […]

Thao Dien – the coolest neighbourhood in Saigon

Even though Ho Chi Minh City is approaching the status of megacity, there aren’t distinct neighbourhoods compared to cities of a similar size. Apart from the colonial-era inner city, most of the city has the same uniform mayhem to it. There is a Japantown in District 1, and a couple of Korean enclaves. Cholon is […]

Where I’m At: June, 2017 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Where I’ve Been Greetings from Saigon! After starting the month in Mui Ne, last month was split between Saigon and a Singapore/Malaysia trip. Singapore My Singapore/Malaysia trip revolved around meeting my dad in Kuala Lumpur. Rather […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Penang to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: AirAsia AK 1502 From: Penang (PEN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City. As two of my favourite destinations in Southeast Asia I was happy to see that AirAsia had started this route. I already knew I was going to fly this route, but […]

Flight Review: Vietjet Air – Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore

Flight: Vietjet Air VJ 813 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Vietjet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore. There are a number of full-service and low cost airlines plying this route. I compared flight options with Skyscanner and went with Vietjet for price and time of day. […]

Saigon to Phan Thiet by train – the easy way to get to Mui Ne

Mui Ne is the popular beach resort area in Southeastern Vietnam. The actual beach area is between the towns of Phan Thiet and Mui Ne, though most people just say Mui Ne for the general area. Even though Phan Thiet is about 200km east of Ho Chi Minh City, it takes anywhere from 4-6 hours […]